Angie Waller is an artist living in Queens, New York. Her publications, Unknown Unknowns, focus on how language is influenced by automated technologies. She reverse engineers everyday systems through programming, text, and diagrams to uncover strange and unsettling phenomena. Her books are in the collections of MoMA library, The Whitney Museum Library, and ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe. Most recently, her books exhibited at Somerset House (2020) in London, England and Fotomuseum Winterthur (2021) in Grüzenstrasse, Switzerland. Angie earned her MFA in Fine Art from UCLA and MA in Computational Linguistics from The Graduate Center, CUNY.

email: aw (at)

Angie Waller and Unknown Unknowns books at Press Play Fair
Unknown Unknowns at Press Play Fair, photo by Walter Wlodarczyk

Collections and Distributors

Printed Matter, New York, NY
MoMA Library, New York, NY
Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection at School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
The Video Data Bank, Chicago, Illinois

Exhibition and publication history

24/7, Somerset House, London, England
Printed Matter Book Fair, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY
Press Play Book Fair, New York, NY

First Annual New York Tech Zine Fair, New York, NY
Printed Matter Book Fair, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY

Word Hack, Babycastles Gallery, New York, NY

Internet Yami-Ichi, Queens, New York

Welcome to Screenland, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, The University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC Canada
Joke on a Joke, UnionDocs, Brooklyn, NY

Parlor Antics, Parlor Antics, Brooklyn, NY
Googleheim, InterAccess, Toronto, Canada
Art & Law Codex, Independent Curators International (ICI), New York, NY

Pretty Conceptual, The Present Company (curated), Brooklyn, NY
Unknown Unknowns, Shifting Communities Roundtable Series at Andrew Freedman Home. Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY

The Asian Connection, Art in a Global Age, The Asian Arts & Culture Center at Towson University, Towson, MD
People Don’t Like to Read Art, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
The Missing Library, Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY
2010 Artists-in-Residence Workspace Program, The Center for Book Arts,
New York, NY
Video Recycled, D-Block Projects, Long Beach, CA

VLA Art & Law Residency Exhibition, Maccarone Gallery, New York, NY
17th Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago, IL
Crossing the Line, LaunchPad, Brooklyn, NY

Photocartographies: Tattered Fragments of the Map, G727, Los Angeles, CA
This is the Future Before it Happened, Glendale College Art Gallery, Glendale, CA
Custom Car Commandos, Art in General, New York, NY

15th Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago, IL
Freewaves 11th Festival of Experimental Media Art, Los Angeles, CA
American Godless Special Section, Milano Film Festival, Milan, Italy
How Soon is Now? – Artist in the Marketplace 28th Annual Exhibition,
The Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY
New York Underground Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY
Citizens and Strangers, Queen’s Nails Annex, San Francisco, CA
Unmasked: A Marathon of Artists’ Videos and Films Contesting Systems of Rule,
The New Museum, New York, NY

Connecting in Kyiv, Outpost for Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA/Kyiv, Ukraine
PDX Film Festival, Portland, OR
My Own Private Reality, Edith Russ Haus, Oldenburg, Germany
Amour d’Armor: Fear, Fantasy, and Fashion in the New Age, Williams Center Art Gallery, Lafayette College, Easton, PA
Cell Phone: Art and the Mobile Phone, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore
Charged! in the Name of Terror, Sundance Film Festival, New Frontier on Main, Park City, UT

Personal Geographies, Hunter College Art Gallery, New York, NY
TJ/LA/NY, G727; Los Angeles, CA

Fatty Duck (solo show), ESL Project Space, Los Angeles, CA
The Database Imaginary, Walter Phillips Gallery, The Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada
The Location You are at Now, Cultural Transmission Center, Beijing, China,
IMPAKT Online, Impakt Multimedia Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands

Awards for Interactive Projects

2002 – Impakt Online Interactive Project Commission, Utrecht, Netherlands
2001 – Best in Telecommunication Art Award, 7th International Festival of New Film, Split Film Festival, Croatia


2011 – SOMA, Mexico City, Mexico

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Art & Law Residency Program, New York, NY The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY

2008 – Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Swing Space, New York, NY

Artists in the Marketplace, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
Outpost for Contemporary Art, Kiev, Ukraine


2018 – At the New York Tech Zine Fair, the Digital and the Tactile Emerge, Megan N. Liberty,

2012 – Internet Forager Shuns Art World; Embraces Open Source, Brendan Carroll,
2011 – An Alternative Summer Reading List, Lori Waxman, Chicago Tribune
2010 – The Behaviors of New Media; Towards a Post-Hype Hospitality Aesthetics?, Beryl Graham and Sarah Cook, Art Lies
2009 – Art In Review: Custom Car Commandos, Karen Rosenberg, The New York Times
2008 – Digital Art, Christiane Paul
2008 – Eye Openers: Under the Covers, Karen Marta, WWD SCOOP

Frenemies: Half Friend, Half Enemy, The Today Show, NBC
Frenemies Can Be Hard on the Heart, Rebecca Dube, The Globe and Mail

2004 – How Much is That Dinar in the Window?, Ryan Griffis,
2003 – Taming technology’s Overload with Artful Systems, Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe
2003 – You Like Bush? You Must Be a Nu-Metal Fan, Fi Glover, The Guardian


2016 – Cook, Sarah. Information. Cambridge, MA: Whitechapel Gallery and The MIT Press, 2016.

2011 – Esoteric Concepts in Copyright Law, The Believer
2010 – Keep Your Executive Bonus and Avoid Ballistic Attacks, The Baffler

MoMA Beijing, Triple Canopy
Schemata: Phrenology of Cable News, The Believer

Artist’s Page, The Blue Notebook
Artist’s Project, X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly

2005 – Middle Class Emulations, Monu: Magazine on Urbanism
2002 – Kortlaeggning af Amazon, Hvedekorn